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Father Of The Bride Remake - What We Know So Far

There's no question that "Father of the Bride" is a family classic, whether you've seen the original 1950 film or the remake starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, Diane Keaton, and featuring BD Wong and a young Kieran Culkin in 1991. Collider broke the news of an updated version of the romantic comedy back in September 2020, and this time the movie will feature a Latinx cast and be helmed by "Club de Cuervos" director Gaz Alazraki. Although both the original and the '90s remake were praised during their time, this modern take on the film hopes to be the latest big hit to tell the classic tale of love and family.

Those who have never heard of "Father of the Bride" — or are simply eager to see a more modern version of the film — may have some big questions about the upcoming remake. Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming movie.

When is the release date for the Father of the Bride remake?

As of yet, there is no confirmed release date for the new "Father of the Bride" film. When Collider broke the news in September 2020, it appeared that the remake was in the very early stages of development. With the official cast announcements made in March of 2021, we can likely assume that filming has begun, or will shortly. It's possible that audiences could expect to see the release of "Father of the Bride" some time in 2022.

While fans of the '90s remake may recall that Disney owns the rights to that particular film (and its sequel), this time around we won't be seeing the remake on Disney+. As noted by Collider, the original 1950 "Father of the Bride" was an MGM production, and Warner Bros. currently owns the rights to many of that studio's titles. Warner Bros. will be the distributor of this newest update of the movie, though when that will be — and whether or not audiences will be able to watch it from home or in theaters — remains to be seen.

Who will be in the cast of the Father of the Bride remake?

Audiences can expect a number of big name stars in the new "Father of the Bride" remake. Two of the main roles announced for the film so far are Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Garcia will be taking on the role of the father, and Estefan will play his wife and the mother of the bride. Garcia has been a presence in film for decades, starring in big titles like "When a Man Loves a Woman" and the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise. Estefan also has a number of acting gigs under her belt, although many may know her by her illustrious music career.

The part of the bride will be played by Adria Arjona. Some viewers may recognize her in the role of Emily in the HBO crime series "True Detective" and  fantasy and sci-fi fans may know her as Anathema Device in the Amazon mini series "Good Omens."

What is the plot of the Father of the Bride remake?"

As the title indicates, "Father of the Bride" centers around the story of a father and his daughter's upcoming nuptials. The two previous incarnations of the film feature a father (Stanley in the original, George in the 1991 remake) who initially disapproves of his daughter's choice for a husband, but eventually comes around. While dealing with the stress of planning the wedding, the he also struggles with the reality that his precious little girl is all grown up. Compounded by his fear of losing his child, the father finds himself in one hilarious situation after another as the wedding plans become more and more extravagant.

While this summary describes the plot of the original 1950 film and the 1991 remake, it's likely that the newest "Father of the Bride" may tweak the story somewhat. Given the new incarnation's Latinx cast, director, and screenwriter, we can probably expect that this movie will have a more modern and diverse perspective. When any new information about "Father of the Bride" comes to light, Looper will be sure to keep you updated.